Should dogs sleep on the bed?

08/10/2011 | Mesquite Local News (Nev.)

Recent research on the dangers of pets spreading diseases to humans when they're allowed to sleep on the bed hasn't swayed the majority of pet owners, 79% of whom said it's not unhealthy to let pets sleep with people. "The benefits of having a pet, whether or not you sleep with it, far outweigh the negatives, which are quite uncommon," said Houston veterinarian and AVMA Immediate Past President Larry Kornegay, who advises common-sense precautions including washing hands after playing with pets and regular veterinary visits to ensure pets are healthy.

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